Originally Posted by ZJeepMI
They can be good cars for sure, I just had bad luck with mine, especially my early model one. In all fairness, the '07 was a good reliable car and got fantastic gas mileage. I just happened to have some issues that I don't think should have come up at 76k miles. I do see quite a few of them with high mileage around, as do I see Subarus with 2.5l, but it is worth looking into the head gasket thing because that's a real issue if he's not up for replacing the gasket himself. But Subarus are great cars outside of that issue. ddeadserious on here has a late 90's model with the 2.2l with 183k and he's hardly replaced anything. Rear wheels bearings and struts are about it, he loves it. Goes through snow very well too.
Actually the subaru sounds perfect for Andy, he can get one, blow the head gasket, collect a bunch of engine swap parts, a STI turbo, some sweet lowering springs and rally car tires, take it all apart and then leave it at a friends house.